Top 5 Photography Masters Degree Courses in the UK

Are you on the hunt for the top photography masters degree courses in the UK?

If so then you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you love shooting beautiful models, breathtaking scenery, or newsworthy candids, we’ve got it covered.

Check out our list of five photography postgraduate degree courses that will rock your socks right off!
 

Photography MA - Kingston University London

Duration: 1 year full time / 2 years part time

Cost: £4,600 (EU) / £12,350 (Overseas)

What Will You Study: If you’re looking to develop a major body of practical work that will impress even the stiffest of editors, the Photography MA at Kingston is the course for you. The course provides you with a thorough critical understanding of contemporary photography and visual culture through self initiated research, alongside taught modules. Not only will you explore a range of approaches to photography, you will also actively pursue outlets for your work in a variety of forms and organizations.

MA Photography - Middlesex University

Duration: 1 year full time / 2 years part time

Cost: £6,000 (EU) / £10,600 (Overseas)

What Will You Study: This research-based masters course offers you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills of photography by undertaking a comprehensive and systematic photography project, whilst simultaneously allowing you the creative freedom to explore and develop a cross fertilisation of ideas. You will also have access to state of the art facilities, including a digital darkroom complete with Apple Macintosh Pro workstations, Hasselblad film scanners and A2 Epson printers.

Photojournalism MA - University of Westminster

Duration: 1 year full time / 2 years part time

Cost: £5,700 (EU) / £12,430 (Overseas)

What Will You Study: If your ultimate goal is to nab yourself a job in any one of the media and publishing industries, this master's degree should do the trick! From editorial and documentary photography to photo essays and magazine designing, the course is designed for you to quickly and fluently progress, building an arsenal of skills that will become your passport to a successful career.

MA Photography and Urban Cultures - Goldsmiths University of London

Duration: 1 year full time / 2 years part time

Cost: £7,760 (EU) / £15,000 (Overseas)

What Will You Study : In response to an increasing interest in urban theory and the visual representation of urban cultures and places, the Centre for Urban and Community Research developed a course that offers working photographers, media practitioners and visual artists a space where they could reflect critically on their practice. Studying contemporary photography or city life, key historical texts on social theory of spatiality and urban form, as well as taking a close look at how urban life in London has been previously documented.

MA Fashion Photography - University of the Arts London

Duration: 15 months full time / 27 months part time

Cost: £7,500 (EU) / £13,800 (Overseas)

What Will You Study : Are you committed and motivated towards a career in fashion photography or fashion media? Then nothing short of an MA in fashion photography will do! Emphasis is placed on creating a significant body of personal project based work through professional and collaborative initiatives. Exploring and defining new possibilities for fashion photography and its potential reach.

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6 comments

Quina Mons Nov. 29, 2017, 7:45 p.m.

Dear,
I would like your help if it is possible.
I am interested to study a master in fashion photography. The courses at the Universities start in September and I do not want to wait until next year so an online mastered would be ideal for me. I found this: https://join.mastered.com/2018/accelerators/creatives/photography
But I would like to be sure it is not scam.
Do you have any idea about?
Many thanks in advance.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards,
Quina

Charlotte King Dec. 4, 2017, 11:29 a.m.

I haven't come across that website before. Have you considered January start dates? Many universities are now offering this as an option. Our blog explains the many reasons why January start dates are a great idea:
https://www.postgrad.com/blog/5-Good-Reasons-to-Start-Your-Postgrad-Program-in-January/
I suggest you get in touch with your preferred universities and see if they offer this.
Good Luck,
Charlotte

Ivon Kovacs May 24, 2020, 2:10 p.m.

Hello My name is Ivon Kovacs and Im writing a letter to tell you I would like to applay for a master degree in photography. Im 22 years old and Im a student a Kengsington. I would like to get a master degree in photography.

Charlotte King May 27, 2020, 9:38 p.m.

Hi Ivon – here is a list of Photography masters courses in the UK and Europe >
https://www.postgrad.com/courses/photography/
Good luck with your application.

Ivon Kovacs Feb. 13, 2021, 4:44 p.m.

Hello my name is Ivon Kovacs and Im writing a letter to tell you Im looking for a Degree course in photography.

Charlotte King Feb. 23, 2021, 10:37 p.m.

Hi Ivon – this URL has all the masters courses in photography currently available to study in the UK and Europe >
https://www.postgrad.com/courses/photography/
Good luck with your studies.

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